Cressida Heyes Phd

Joshua St. Pierre


My main research is organized around the socio-political production of speech. Grounded in a feminist/crip phenomenology of speech and communication, I am interested in the many ways that embodied speakers become legible—or conversely are rendered illegible/ unintelligible/ irrational/nonhuman—through ableist norms that traverse social, political, and economic spaces and temporalities.

Renée E. McBeth


My doctoral research emerges from the demonstrated need to develop better ways of building solidarity around common issues while affirming differences. I examine local efforts to build political alliances responding to longstanding questions of wealth inequality and class, which have proliferated in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the Occupy movement.

Stephanie Gale Dover


My research interests lie in the philosophy of race and gender, identity politics, feminist theory, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. I am interested in how we understand concepts and social categories, like race and gender, and how we can choose to reconceive of them to serve different political purposes.

Eloy La Brada


My research interests lie in the philosophy of gender & sexuality, metaphysics & meta-metaphysics, and social philosophy. I also maintain subsidiary projects in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of literature. My work draws from both “analytic” and “continental” traditions, so-called, in an effort to address shared philosophical problems through diverse means.


Courses for 2017


Dead to the World: Rape, Unconsciousness, and Social Media


2016-17 speakers